DAMAGES – SPECIAL/GENERAL DAMAGES – Distinction between general and special damages


“Now, general damages are such as the law will presume to be the direct, natural, or probable consequence of the act complained of. Special damages, however, are such as the law will not infer from the nature of the act. They do not follow in ordinary course. They are exceptional in their character, therefore, they must be claimed specially and proved strictly – Akinfosile V. Mobil Oil (Nig.) Ltd. (1969) NSCC (Vol. 6) 376.” Per AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, JSC in U.T.C. (NIG) PLC v. PETERS (2022-LCER-46526-SC) (Pp 20 – 20; Paras B – D)

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